The VIDC acts on the assumption of a fair global world order and accordingly supports social processes of transformation, which initiate this social change. The VIDC is aware of the fact that it is part of the existing conditions and is active within them.

In our eyes equal opportunities for all individuals is an indispensable precondition for a just society which provides access to all resources for all, makes a life in dignity possible and expels all forms of discrimination.

This implies a perception of the world that is not geared to traditional concepts, terms and themes of action, but which supports equal rights and emancipatory processes.

Instead of following the logic of military or political arrangements, the VIDC places emphasis on concepts and principles of peace conserving or initiating philosophies and politics.